November 7th, 2014

Domicil Journey Handbag: Upcycling Discarded Leather into Something New

Domicil_ToteBag (w packaging)

Bring on the upcycling! As bloggers, we tend to get a lot of pitches for product reviews. Some of them are fantastic-personalized and truly a great match for our readers – and others not so much. I try to be selective and find brands that you would enjoy hearing about. Every once in a while an interesting brand reaches out and it’s just hard to say no. Domicil is one of those brands. After receiving an email from Domicil I spent some time perusing their site. Although their site is a bit challenging to navigate, it turns out they are a European...

November 5th, 2014

Softcup Menstrual Cup Review

Groovy Green Livin Softcup

  Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Softcup. I did receive compensation. All opinions are my own. Softcup has come in and out  of my life over the past few years and I have to admit that I’m glad it’s back again. Softcup is a menstrual cup. Never heard of a menstrual cup? Softcup is a flexible cup, worn internally around your cervix (do you know where your cervix is?), that collects rather than absorbs menstrual flow. It replaces the need for tampons and pads if used properly. I can feel all the cringing as you’re reading this. Stick with me-this...

November 3rd, 2014

Mom Detective on the Soccer Field: Is Artificial Turf Toxic?

Groovy Green Livin Artificial Turf

This post was originally published at Moms Clean Air Force It’s another gray, rainy day in New England and in a few short hours I’ll be driving a car filled with energetic young children to one of their four weekly soccer practices on a synthetic turf field. Unless thunder and lightening kick in their practice will go on, rain or even snow notwithstanding. The reason being an artificial turf field is almost always ready for play regardless of the weather. For this reason and more the demand for artificial turf fields has grown to the point where more than “8,000 multi-use synthetic turf sports fields can be...

October 28th, 2014

Find Out What’s Really In Your Food With a New App

Groovy Green Livin food app

We all know how confusing and time consuming it can be at the supermarket when we’re on a quest to find  healthy, non-toxic food for our families. Going aisle to aisle reading labels and deciphering ingredients is an ongoing challenge for many of us. Well get ready-there’s some exciting news on the food front! The Environmental Working Group (EWG) just released Food Scores: Rate Your Plate, an easy-to-use food database and mobile app that will rate over 80,000 foods from about 1,500 brands in a simple, searchable, online format. This scoring system factors in not only nutrition, but also ingredients of...

October 27th, 2014

5 Yoga and Workout Clothing Brands With a Sustainable Twist

Groovy Green Livin Workout Yoga Clothing

Some links in this post are affiliate links meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may get a small commission if you make a purchase. Thank you! I’m a creature of habit. Once I find a brand of yoga and workout clothing that fits well it’s hard to make a switch. For many years I was a devoted fan of  Lululemon. After the company made a quite a few bad choices in my opinion and wound up in a PR nightmare I, along with many others, made a conscious decision to expand my horizons and seek out other brands for my daily workout gear. After much...

October 23rd, 2014

Dangerous Chemicals Found in Popular Halloween Costumes

Groovy Green Livin Halloween Costumes with Toxic Chemicals

This is a press release by Ecology Center’s HealthyStuff.org project, the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow and Clean Water Action. I’m quoted in here as a concerned parent, wondering why we keep finding toxic chemicals in products marketed to our children.  A study released today by the Ecology Center’s HealthyStuff.org project, the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow and Clean Water Action has found elevated levels of toxic chemicals in popular Halloween costumes, accessories and party supplies. The nonprofit Ecology Center tested 106 types of Halloween gear—purchased at national retailers such as CVS, Kroger, Party City, Target, Wal-Mart, and Walgreens—for substances linked...

October 21st, 2014

5 Websites to Visit This Week

Groovy Green Livin Websites to Visit

There are a lot of websites out there. Sometimes, because of lack of time, I find it challenging to visit all the sites I want to check out. I’ve been trying to expand my horizons and explore websites that might not fit squarely under a green umbrella. There are so many talented writers providing an incredible service to their readers. I think I could spend days or maybe even weeks hunting them all down. I thought you might like to check out a few that I stumbled upon this week.  These are new sites for me and I’m looking forward to spending...

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About Lori

I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. I hope you'll join me as I embark on a journey to live a healthy life. Along the way I might make a few pit stops to fight for issues that affect the health and safety of our families. Come along with me as I work hard to make the world a little safer for each of us. Together we'll discover that simple, small changes can lead to a healthier lifestyle and a greener planet.

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